Tuesday, September 1, 2015
I'm so happy to help promote the fourth annual Fall Fluff Giveaway hosted by The Parenting Patch! James and Heather, a husband and wife team, launched The Parenting Patch: Where Parents Grow on September 15, 2011. In honor and celebration of the fourth anniversary of the blog and website, The Parenting Patch is hosting a fabulous giveaway event in which one lucky winner will receive one fabulous fluffy prize pack. 
Fall Fluff Giveaway
  Smart Bottoms Available in bold colors and fun prints, the Smart Bottoms Smart One all-in-one one-size organic diaper fits most babies between 8 and 35 pounds. The diaper offers a trim fit with plenty of absorbency from ten layers of organic cotton. The attached insert folds to meet the absorbency needs of any baby, and the design allows for faster drying time. For more information, check out the Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.0 and 3.1 All-in-One Cloth Diaper Comparison Review from The Parenting Patch. One lucky winner will receive one (1) Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.1 all-in-one cloth diaper ($29), one (1) large Smart Bag wet bag ($18), and one (1) two-pack of hemp inserts ($12). (Retail value $59) 
  Buttons Diapers Buttons Diapers is a quality, affordable, and adorable all-in-two diaper with two sizes of snap-in inserts. Recommended for babies between 9 and 35 pounds, the one-size diaper covers consist of two layers of soft wipeable PUL with double leg gussets. 
For more information, check out the Buttons Diapers Review from The Parenting Patch. One lucky winner will receive three (3) Buttons Diapers diaper covers ($33), three (3) Stay Dry daytime inserts ($10.50), and one (1) package of cloth wipes ($7). (Retail value $50.50) 
  ecoAble Founded in 2013, ecoAble strives to help parents with the cloth diapering adventure, bringing back the joy, enjoyment, and emotion to cloth diapering experience. The company believes that childhood is a celebration, and the colorful cloth diaper prints and cute characters are inspired by the joy and love children bring into our lives. ecoAble celebrate childhood by supporting babies and families with thoughtful designs, quality materials and construction, and convenient shopping options.

For more information, check out the ecoAble reviews from The Parenting Patch. One lucky winner will receive one (1) charcoal bamboo all-in-one cloth diaper ($15.99), one (1) bamboo all-in-one cloth diaper ($15.99), one (1) all-in-two cloth diaper ($16.50), two (2) charcoal bamboo inserts ($9.33), and one (1) snap-in charcoal bamboo insert ($3.95). (Retail value $61.76) 
  Cloth Wipes Heather at The Parenting Patch recently started making her own cloth wipes using upcycled flannel baby blankets. One lucky winner will receive thirty (30) handmade cloth wipes in assorted prints and multicolored thread edging. (Retail value $30) 

 One lucky reader will win one cloth diaper prize pack valued at $201.26 that includes the following amazing prizes:
  • One (1) Smart Bottoms Smart One 3.1 all-in-one cloth diaper ($29)
  • One (1) large Smart Bag wet bag ($18)
  • One (1) two-pack of hemp inserts from Smart Bottoms ($12)
  • Three (3) Buttons Diapers diaper covers ($33)
  • Three (3) Buttons Diapers Stay Dry daytime inserts ($10.50)
  • One (1) package of cloth wipes from Buttons Diapers ($7)
  • One (1) ecoAble charcoal bamboo all-in-one cloth diaper ($15.99)
  • One (1) ecoAble bamboo all-in-one cloth diaper ($15.99)
  • One (1) ecoAble all-in-two cloth diaper ($16.50)
Two (2) charcoal bamboo inserts from ecoAble ($9.33) One (1) snap-in charcoal bamboo insert from ecoAble ($3.95) Thirty (30) handmade upcycled cloth wipes in assorted from The Parenting Patch ($30) To enter for your chance to win the Fall Fluff Giveaway, simply use the following entry form. And please offer a huge thanks to the sponsors and participating blogs of the Fall Fluff Giveaway! Good luck!
  The Fall Fluff Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States of America. Void where prohibited. Giveaway is not affiliated or associated with Facebook or any other social media platform. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on September 30, 2015. One winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be sent an email and will have forty-eight hours to respond. If no response is received within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen. This post may contain affiliate links. Latched On Mom was not compensated for promoting this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
I encourage everyone to write their birth story.  Your story matters.  Birth is a magical, beautiful life event and it marks a significant part of motherhood.  Releasing your thoughts about your experience can be healing and connect you more to your child, and to others who may have experienced a similar situation.  Positive birth stories encourage and support our communities,  are uplifting and give parents- especially new parents, or those who have suffered birth trauma- inspiration for their own birth journey.
What was birth like for you?
I'd like to create a place where women can go to feel empowered and I'm looking for stories to feature in a special segment here on my blog during Empowered Birth Awareness Week 2015.

Here's the criteria:
Must highlight what made it a positive experience for you.
Include at least 1 photo (my logo and "shared by" your first name will be placed over it).
Please limit to 300 words.
Email me at latchedonmom (at) gmail (dot) com to submit or to ask any questions.  Submissions are due by September 7th.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
There's a HUGE giveaway hop starting tomorrow on Facebook!  It's called the Summer Sailing Round Robin Facebook Giveaway and it's only 2 days long, so keep your eyes on my Facebook page if you want to get a chance to win this prize, as well as many other items from some super awesome bloggers and shops!
On my page, you can win an Ergobaby Swaddler 2 pack - 100% Cotton Baby Swaddle Blanket - Elephant/Natural - Small/Medium AND a L'ovedbaby 100% Organic Cotton Infant Cap in White, size 0-3 months with a combined value of $55!  My part of the giveaway is open to both United States and Canada!
Here's a list of everyone taking part: Green Path Baby, Zephyr Hill, Zookaboo, Mama The Fox, Happy Heiny, Thinking Outside the Sandbox, Padded Patootie, Mom of One and Counting (Our Piece of Earth), Eco Sprout, Eylas, Mamas Bananas Adventures, Diaper Junction, Conservamom and Mama in the Now!
Are you excited to see what all the prizes are?

Welcome to the Earth Mama Angel Baby GIVEAWAY!

giveaway_end_9_1_littlecrunchy
Earth Mama Angel Baby is a fantastic company that offers organic products that improve the well-being during pregnancy, birth and beyond! Their products are loved by parents world-wide and their  kits make wonderful baby shower gifts!  EMAB products are also cloth diaper safe!!!  Click here to buy Earth Mama Angel Baby®  or here on Amazon. Don't forget to check out the review by Little Crunchy HERE.
A few bloggers have come together to help bring you a giveaway!  One lucky person will get their choice between either the Big Push Birth & Baby Kit:
or the C-Section Kit:

Good Luck!
Giveaway Ends 9/1
Void where prohibited by law. Open to those 18+ and those who live in the USA.
Latched On Mom has not been compensated for promoting this giveaway.  Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook or any other social media network.   This post may contain affiliate links. If you have questions about this giveaway please contact littlecrunchy@gmail.com


Monday, August 24, 2015
The 2015-2016 school year is here and there's a lot to think about!  Every year is a fresh start, a new chapter that can be very exciting, but also a bit overwhelming. My daughter is going to start kindergarten and my son is going to be going to junior high, while my toddling 2 year old and I get some time alone at home!  This year is going to be a big adjustment for us... Waking up and feeling motivated to start the day is probably the most difficult task for my family.  Here's a couple tips that I have found really improve morning routines!

1.  Get to bed earlier.  Aim for a minimum of 10 hours of sleep, so structure their bedtime accordingly.  Having an hour of quiet time before bedtime helps relax the body to prepare for a good night's sleep.  For example, when it's 8 pm, they go to their room and do a calm activity like drawing, reading or the such for an hour and lights out at 9.  Follow their good behavior with positive reinforcement like special mommy and me time at the end of the week or another token of appreciation. Bonus tip:  alarm clocks make it easier getting out of bed!  My suggestions are the Peaceful Progression Aromatherapy and Nature Sounds Wake-Up Alarm Clock or for younger kids the OK to Wake! Children's Alarm Clock and Nightlight.
2. Prepare ahead of time.  Have their packed lunch ready, homework all in the backpack, breakfast planned and tomorrow's school clothes laid out.  Make the hunt for "Where's my planner?" or shoes or headbands or whatever go away for good!  Bonus tip: don't forget to program your coffee machine the night before, I know a morning without coffee is a nightmare here.
3.  Let your kids pick their clothes they want to wear.  When your child is excited about special clothes that they feel comfortable in, it really helps!  We get a monthly outfit subscription for our 5 year old from FabKids and my 5 year old picks out everything herself. She loves showing off her style and is more apt to get dressed when it's something she feels good wearing.  FabKids has unique clothes that are fashionable and affordable for boys and girls ages 2-12 years of age.  When I signed up for the their VIP program, I get $10 store credit per referral and every person who signs up also through my link and buys one outfit gets another outfit free!  That's an awesome deal for back to school clothes!
Check out my little sweetie in her outfit she picked for her first day of school!  
4.  Eat a nutritious breakfast.  A few "brain foods" include oatmeal, bananas, blueberries, nuts, spinach and eggs.  Need some recipes with these?  Check out these pins for inspiration!
**
5.  Keep it simple.  I love To-Do Charts and the simpler they are, the easier it is to stay connected. Whatever helps keep the peace is a win!  When you are in a good mood, your kids will reflect your attitude.  I made a printable morning task chart that can help!  You can use color-coded paperclips per child if you have more than one.  One paperclip per task and when it's completed they can move it to the "DONE" side.  You can add graphics of your choice for each task to further illustrate!  Just LIKE & visit my Facebook page to download!




Saturday, August 22, 2015

Welcome to the Lil Helper Cloth Diaper Giveaway!


Lil Helpers are all-in-2 (AI2) cloth diapers with dual, interchangeable charcoal or bamboo inserts that are sleek and reusable.  They have adorable diaper designs and offer a variety of other cloth diaper accessories. Read the full review of Lil Helper diapers from Mama the Fox here.
One lucky reader will win a Quick Starter Kit, which includes 4 cloth diapers! You'll get 2 charcoal diapers, 2 bamboo diapers (that's 2 inserts per diaper!) plus a pack of reusable bamboo stay dry liners!  
Just enter on the giveaway form below.  
Giveaway will run from 8/22-9/5, winner will be selected on 9/6. Open to US and Canada.
Don't want to wait?  They have a deal going on right now for a 4 pack of diapers & 2 Bamboo Stay Dry Liners for $59.95 with free shipping in the US- a value of $101.79! Limit of 3 per per household.
 
This giveaway is co-hosted by:
Opinions of One, LeahSays's Views, Green Grandma & Mom Junky
with additional help by:
Latched On Mom did not receive compensation to promote this giveaway.  This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. Prize fulfillment is the sponsor's responsibilty.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
I have been using cloth pads for quite awhile now and my periods are so much lighter, I seriously only go through 3 pads in 24 hours on my heaviest days.  Other days are so light, I barely notice I have a period and a pantiliner suffices. If you're looking to find out more, visit my review of the Glad Rags Cloth Night Pads to see how beneficial cloth pads are!
Right now, there's a HUGE sale going on over at Glad Rags.  While supplies last, all slightly imperfect (a little wider or narrower, longer or shorter) cloth pantiliners are 60% off!  These pantiliners are just as good as the normal pantiliners, and this is a great deal so hurry up and check it out!


Get Social

Image Map

Affiliates

Latched On Mom Email Subscription

Goodshop works with more than 5,000+ stores to provide the best deals and coupons and the top stores also donate up to 20% of their purchase back to your cause.